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Frazier School District needs superintendent

| Friday, Dec. 5, 2008

PERRYOPOLIS -...Frazier School District superintendent Dennis Spinella has announced his retirement effective Sept. 1, 2009.

At a meeting Thursday, the school board noted his retirement and agreed to advertise the position in local newspapers.

Spinella started at Frazier in August 2005.

He was instrumental in bringing a Pre-K Counts program for 3- and 4-year-olds to the district.

Nearly 70 children were enrolled this fall.

Spinella has also pushed for high academic standards.

This is the sixth consecutive year that Frazier has made adequate yearly progress under federal No Child Left Behind legislation on Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests in math, reading and writing, attendance and graduation rates.

Spinella was absent from yesterday's meeting and not available for comment.

In other business the board:

- Agreed to conduct work sessions 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month - except for January...- in the administration board room. n Agreed to conduct voting sessions 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in the administration board room.

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